EE Offers MobileIron Cloud EMM Platform To SMB Customers

EE will provide the MobileIron Cloud enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform to its SMB customers, offering simplified security control of both corporate and personal devices running iOS or Android.

MobileIron Cloud allows administrators to configure and manage mobile applications, content, devices and apply usage policies. Devices are retired if they are lost, stolen, or if the user leaves the company while employees can even set up the devices themselves thanks to automatic user enrolment and configuration.

A content catalogue lets employees choose which files they want on their device and update these files when they become available. They can also choose from approved commercial or custom applications for other tasks, such as expense reporting, travel booking, collaboration and CRM.

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Admins can push content to different user groups and devices depending on category. This content is encrypted, can be stored on the device and is removed automatically if the handset is retired.

“Security is essential if businesses want to become genuinely mobile without putting sensitive company data at risk,” says Gerry McQuade, chief marketing officer for business at EE. “With partners like MobileIron, we’ve developed a portfolio of mobile security solutions that make it easier to manage mobile devices regardless of the operating system each device is running.

“MobileIron Cloud is an important step in removing the complexity associated with securing business data across multiple device types and operating systems. With this latest development, MobileIron has made it even simpler for employees to enrol and secure mobile devices for themselves.”

EE says it is the first operator in the UK to offer MobileIron Cloud and the first operator in the world to offer it as a MobileIron-hosted service. The partnership was first announced in March alongside a range of security products for its corporate and public sector customers which EE says can help enterprises protect themselves as they become increasingly mobile.

The company claims that UK employees lose more than ten million mobile devices holding sensitive business data each year.

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Steve McCaskill

Steve McCaskill is editor of TechWeekEurope and ChannelBiz. He joined as a reporter in 2011 and covers all areas of IT, with a particular interest in telecommunications, mobile and networking, along with sports technology.

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